I find the plot quite disappointing. While the CGI graphics are good, and the acting is decent, the storyline is what I find lacking. Ever since George Lucas sold the Star Wars franchise to Disney, I find that the essence of Star Wars has changed.
Not just The Last Jedi, the previous Force Awakens plot was formulaic. There seems to be a fixed pattern to it:
- Some pilots must try to sneak in to disable/destroy the large enemy ship, be it the Death Star or the “Dreadnaught”.
- Go to a new planet with some fancy new animals/lifeforms
- The battle between the Sith and the Jedi. (This was lacking in the Last Jedi though. There were close to zero lightsaber battles.)
There are some loopholes that don’t fit the style of the previous Star Wars movies. Rey defeating Kylo Ren without any prior training, and Luke Skywalker doing some kind of “Astral Projection”. As a fan who have watched all prior Star Wars movies, the style and plot of the new movies (post-Disney) are strikingly different in a bad way. In fact, it is so bad that I don’t think I will watch any Star Wars movies in movie theatres anymore.